BJP to protest silently against egg attacks on union ministers


Bhubaneswar: BJP today said it would stage a silent protest across the state on Sunday against egg attacks on several union ministers during their visits to the state recently.

Besides protesting the egg attack allegedly by BJD activists on the vehicle of Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram in Kendrapara on June 14, the party activists would also seek proper probe in the gang rape and killing of a widow in Dhenkanal district recently.

Announcing the programme at a press meet here, BJP Odisha unit’s Vice President Samir Mohanty said the silent protest would be held in areas under all the municipalities, Notified Area Councils (NACs) and Zilla Parishad Zones of the state.

“The decision to hold silent protest in a peaceful manner was taken to counter violent methods being adopted by the ruling BJD in the state,” Mohanty said, referring to the egg attack on Oram’s vehicle during his Kendrapara visit.

The party activists would also protest the egg attack earlier on Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh’s vehicle in Bhubaneswar, he said.

Stating that violence has no place in a democratic set-up, the BJP leader said the frequent attacks on central ministers by “BJD goons with the cooperation of police” had posed a serious a threat to the democracy.

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